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Day 868


(Matt Kiser) #1

1/ Mexico proposed sending about 6,000 National Guard troops to the country's border with Guatemala to help stem migration as part of a deal to avoid Trump's tariffs. Mexico and Guatemala also agreed to consider significant changes in asylum laws in the region, allowing the U.S. to reject requests for protection from many people fleeing persecution. The arrangement being discussed would require migrants to seek asylum in the first safe country they enter. Trump threatened to charge a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods starting Monday unless the country reduces the flow of migrants streaming to the U.S. border. The U.S., however, is considering delaying the tariffs as talks continue and Mexican negotiators have made clear that they will pull their offers if Trump imposes the tariffs. (Washington Post / New York Times / Bloomberg / Politico)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2019/06/06/day-868/

Congressional Committee Investigations into Trump 2019
(David Bythewood) #2

I have said it before. I am saying it again. Oh lordy…

THERE

ARE

TAPES

Listen to Trump’s Lawyer, John Dowd, Make Desperate Appeal After Flynn Agreed to Cooperate With Mueller

And in 100% related news…

Michael Flynn fires lawyers who cut plea deal with Mueller


#3

These coincidences keep happening…Called quid pro quo.

NEW: We got leaked documents detailing 1,200+ different stays at @realDonaldTrump’s hotel. Here’s the guest who stayed the longest: a sheikh who wants to be president of Iraq, and who wants the U.S. to strike Iran.
He spent 26 nights in a suite.


(David Bythewood) #4

A bit of commentary on this one. There are three possibilities:

  1. Mexico has lied and is playing him for a fool.

  2. Mexico is going to crack down brutally on starving, desperate refugees to prevent Trump from crashing their economy.

  3. Trump’s pulling an 11th hour swerve, a fake save either designed from the start to make him look good or pushed on him by GOP Senators.

Impossible to know which yet. But I am worried.

Trump drops tariff threat against Mexico, saying immigration will be reduced

In a tweet Friday, the president said the U.S. had reached a deal with Mexico that will avoid tariffs on Mexican goods.

EDIT: Senator Chris Murphy is thankfully confirming that it’s all a bluff; Congress was preparing to nullify him, Mexico knew and made empty promises to do things they are already doing, and Trump is spinning it. Wow.


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(Ormond Otvos) #5

OR, the whole Mexico tariff thing is just news-jamming, trying to divert attention to himself. Like Kim, like China, like Poland, on and on.
All written on water.